One person’s perspective on the Need and Potential for On-‐line social media Training for Tuskegee Airmen Chapters.
I am not authorized to speak for the TAI on whether or not to partner, adopt, or incorporate the ideas of any activity as the nuance of ownership and monetization of digitized storytelling is still unsettled and will call for keeping pace of the changes over time. With disclaimer safely presented, I do believe that it is time for reverse mentoring to become an increasingly standard practice. (See Attachment recently prepared for the Indianapolis Chapter) As story telling with a purpose will keep the legacy alive. Use of new technologies carries the message to both the intended audience as well as those we seek as potential corporate partners, both locally and nationally. Recruiting/use of reverse mentoring necessarily brings younger blood to the table and provides them something specific to do that will be a learning experience, creating bond between they and the current Chapter members, and will not be difficult do from a technology perspective because they, the younger techno-‐literate, are already doing it. Successful social media campaign using the Fallen 66 as introductory opportunity for those self-‐selecting Tuskegee Airmen Inc. Chapters will, in time, serve as an impetus for adoption by other Chapter locations throughout the country. As two (2) of the 66 belong to Indiana, this provides an entrée for the Indianapolis Chapter to be one of the early adopters. Yet what do we do to get started? Maybe it’s time to consider the same/similar practice as that of the military in these regards-‐ training, retraining and retraining again. Envision the resultant learning experience of recurrent training, the production of digitized storytelling unique to each Chapter’s locale, to have the greatest potential for favorably enhancing our aggregate TAI Chapter social media capability both in the near and short term. Best Regards Reginald DuValle President, Indianapolis Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. email@example.com cell/text 317 945 8067